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All this said, I'd be interested in knowing how much Sean used the Vibrolux Reverb? Also, how often did he use the Supa-Trem vs. on board amp vibrato?
Hey there CV!interesting thread,
stephen, you are right about Matt's jazzmaster. Sean had it for a while but then there were issues with it holding tune and the other things. It was a prototype guitar built to sean's personal specs. So the design wasnt super stable I suppose. They had a personal rift and the deal was off - sean returned the guitar to Matt and Matt left town. There was also a 64 lincoln continental and a 61 bandmaster head in on that deal. Sean wasnt happy with the way it went down, but was over it in no time. That's just the way he was.
Yeah, not to turn this into a pro-Lollar thread but I've been talking with Jason lately about my own tone and he's an upstanding guy. I couldn't imagine anything like that ever happening."It bothered Sean that Lollar was calling his low output P90 the "Sean Costello wind", when I bought a set from Lollar for Sean's T90, Jason said he'd been doing that wind for awhile, called his '50's P90,... so many stories,... but after that they became the Sean wind."
Actually I call those my 50's winds but I never had an official 50's wind set untill Sean sent me his pickups from his original goldtop.
Of course I have been aware that alot of 40's and 50's P-90s are low output but my 50's set was developed from Seans goldtop. I talked to Sean and Matt many times on the phone and did whatever they required in the time they gave me to do it because i really liked what he was doing.
If Sean was pissed about something I never heard about it and if he was it was some sort of misunderstanding- probably second hand comments from someone who didnt know or misunderstood the story if that really happened.
I would add if you call and ask for the sean costello wind- youll get my 50's set- i always gave Sean credit for inspiring that set with his original goldtop- nowhere will you see them advertised as Sean Costello wind- do you???
So your right- too many stories
Its a real shame hes gone.
It's true, I was there, it's not second hand info.There was more than one, but I think the last one was a 212. Stephen T kept up with his rigs better than I did. The earliest was a 6v6 22.
I don't agree at all. The tone on the clip linked above is very average and nothing to get excited about at all. If that was THE example of a vintage Les Paul Gold Top I'd say no thanks, doesn't do it for me at all.
Now check out this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrkv5ey1Oq4&feature=related
Or this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPmIPaWdChU&feature=related
Now that is tone to knock your socks off!
It completely blows away the tone of that first clip. He didn't always sound like that. I don't know what amp he was using at that gig at the Crossroads Cafe but those are the best clips I've ever seen of him. He was on fire! His playing and his tone is incredible, and unmatched.
Great stories!!! Can you tell us more about the '53 Goldtop? When did he start using it?One of my favorite memories of Sean was when myself, Sean and Matt Wachoup were hanging out at Ray's in west palm beach and there was a band playing that was more on the rock side of things but there were a few girlies we were eyeing so the idea came up that we should jam. Well I had my guitar there since I was the house band but Sean didnt have his axe. The band agreed to let us jam and the guitar hands Sean his strat which we found out then had a Kahler, 9's and the lowest action I ever saw. Well when we got done with three songs Sean handed the guitar back to the guy with two or three strings left on it... Sean was and will always be my friend and I miss him terribly.
Also somewhere in the files I have a version of myself and Sean doing Double Trouble that is killin...The night we recorded that he had just gotten the '53 and he told me that he traded his CS Tele and his old 335 amongst other things and I couldnt believe it until he plugged that lester in and proceeded to burn the house down.
I second that! I love that Sean gets so much attention here at TGP. Let's just hope that pours over into the mainstream as well. I'm always introducing his music to people who otherwise may not had heard of him - sad!Great stories!!! Can you tell us more about the '53 Goldtop? When did he start using it?